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Chachi 420 (1997)

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Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a ... See full summary »

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Jaiprakash Paswan / Laxmi Godbhole (as Padmashri Kamal Haasan)
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Durgaprasad Bhardwaj
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Banwarilal Pandey
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Janki Paswan
Johnny Walker ...
Joseph (as Johny Walker)
Paresh Rawal ...
Hariharan 'Haribhai'
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Siraj Akhtar
Ayesha Jhulka ...
Baby Sana ...
Bharti
Atul Agnihotri ...
Himself (in song "Gare Dore")
Ritu Shivpuri ...
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Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Dr. Rohit (as Raj Zutchi)
Raghuram
Abaswaram Ramjhi
Madan Bob
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Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a daughter. Differences surface between the couple, and Janki leaves Jaiprakash and moves back in with her parents. Jaiprakash wants to see his daughter, but is prevented by Durgaprasad, Janki's dad, so he assumes the guise of a woman, calls himself Laxmi, and starts working as a nanny for his daughter. Complications arise when Durgaprasad gets attracted to Laxmi and wants to marry 'her'. Written by Carrie

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Aishwarya rai is the first choice for the role of Kamal's wife. See more »

Quotes

[about the new mute chef]
Banwarilal Pandey: Can he cook whatever we write to him?
Laxmi: Why would you want to write it to him?
Banwarilal Pandey: Because he is mute.
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Remake of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

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Chupdi Chupdi Chachi
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Aditya Narayan
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Overindulgent but fun remake of Mrs Doutfire
19 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kamal Hasan remakes Mrs Doubtfire and gives an inspired performance as Mrs Luxmi Godbole, a god-fearing Maharashtrian matriarch. 'Chachi 420' itself is a bit of a mess. The film is overlong with messy subplots and Tabu is strangely lackluster. Yet Kamal Hasan makes it worthwhile with his superb comic timing. It does get overindulgent at times with some unnecessary songs. Amrish Puri is good as usual. Om Puri has a brief but funny cameo. There are some risqué scenes involving Nasser, so family audiences beware. Still, the film is well worth watching on television or DVD.

Overall 6/10


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